Author Archives: Desiree Bilon

Wapiti (Elk) Reconnaissance Mission in Canmore, Alberta

“Look at that tree over there,” my brother Brett pointed to a slender trunk off to our right, “see how all the bark is missing in that middle section?” I shifted my gaze upwards from the red leaves covered in … Continue reading

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MatadorU Exclusive: National Geographic Traveler Interview Series

National Geographic Traveler – Interview Series [Teaser] from Matador Network on Vimeo. National Geographic Traveler’s editorial staff offer insider advice to aspiring travel writers and photographers at MatadorU’s New Media School for Travelers. The National Geographic Traveler Interview Series is … Continue reading

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From temple to breaks: Surfing in Sri Lanka

Please click on the link below to read my article published in Matador Sports From temple to breaks: Surfing in Sri Lanka

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Saving Sea Turtles in Trouble

Please click on the link below to read my article published in Riviera Nayarit Fun Saving Sea Turtles in Trouble

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A New Do in Sri Lanka

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Way Up in the Air

I wasn’t copping a feel, but I did smack the flight attendant’s bottom. I collapsed into my aisle seat. Next to the window, a small, dark skinned woman in her late 20s balanced a large baby on her lap. The … Continue reading

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Kelowna: Downtown and Summerhill Winery – A Photo Essay

The last photo was taken by Brenda Bilon.

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Backyard wonder

“You wouldn’t believe it but in a few days, this one will have white blossoms that smell like oranges,” Conrad announced, while pointing to one of the larger plants in his front yard. On the way back from our walk, … Continue reading

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El jardin de Guadalupe

“Just give the bus driver 20 pesos, it shouldn’t be much more than that,” I told Katy as she boarded the highway bus to Bucerias. On my stroll back from the crucero, along Avenida Tercer Mundo, I thought back to … Continue reading

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Surfing Sirens

Photos by: Brenda Bilon As I paddled out at a steady pace, I watched the reef pass below me. It was hard to judge exactly how far down it was, but I wasn’t about to get off my surfboard to … Continue reading

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